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Meath V Cork

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Replying To 199710:  "COR hasn't revealed his full hand yet, OMG have you been watching the games and are you aware of who he has on the panel, Moriarty had a great season for the college and Curtis was intermediate player of the year last year and cant get a look in. This thing about building a team and they will learn, he is going to run out of excuses,"
I agree with you and to be honest - I'm a little fed up of the excuses. We were 3 points ahead with 8 minutes left and playing at home - we lost by 4 - a seven point turnaround in about 10 minutes! Cork are not exactly flying high themselves and I would have thought that having got into a strong position we should have been able to see it out! Some on hear are talking about the players we are missing - but who of them will be realistically back for championship and who of them will get in at this point!

I think our league position reflects where we sit in the overall scheme of thing - we rank behind the 8 division one teams and Armagh and Donegal so at the very best we are 11th although Cork and Cavan can rightfully argue for that spot! How we go in the championship is likely to be more dependant on how the draw goes than anything else. I'm not expecting a lot at this point even though I was fairly positive earlier in the league!

Let's not dress it up - that loss to Cork was a sickener - a win and we would have been 3rd in the league and momentum and more importantly attitude going in the right direction!

Royalblufill (Meath) - Posts: 484 - 19/03/2024 13:37:42    2532135

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Replying To Royalblufill:  "I agree with you and to be honest - I'm a little fed up of the excuses. We were 3 points ahead with 8 minutes left and playing at home - we lost by 4 - a seven point turnaround in about 10 minutes! Cork are not exactly flying high themselves and I would have thought that having got into a strong position we should have been able to see it out! Some on hear are talking about the players we are missing - but who of them will be realistically back for championship and who of them will get in at this point!

I think our league position reflects where we sit in the overall scheme of thing - we rank behind the 8 division one teams and Armagh and Donegal so at the very best we are 11th although Cork and Cavan can rightfully argue for that spot! How we go in the championship is likely to be more dependant on how the draw goes than anything else. I'm not expecting a lot at this point even though I was fairly positive earlier in the league!

Let's not dress it up - that loss to Cork was a sickener - a win and we would have been 3rd in the league and momentum and more importantly attitude going in the right direction!"
If it works out as expected we will Finnish in sixth place in div 2. But hopefully higher.

Wtaf (Meath) - Posts: 29 - 19/03/2024 13:54:50    2532142

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Not the team I would go with, but I think based on the league so far and previous selections in big games, this will more than likely be the 15 that starts against Longford in three weeks if everyone is fit that are due to be fit for that game:

1 Sean Brennan
2 Donal Keogan
3 Ronan Ryan
4 Adam O'Neill
5 Ciarán Caulfield
6 Daragh Campion
7 Sean Coffey
8 Cian McBride
9 Ronan Jones
10 Dáithí McGowan
11 Eoghan Frayne
12 Cathal Hickey
13 Jordan Morris
14 Matthew Costello
15 Shane Walsh

Again, not the best 15 in my opinion, but most likely based on everything so far.

BigJoe14 (Meath) - Posts: 938 - 19/03/2024 13:56:01    2532143

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'm trying not to be to critical , the collapse against Cork may well of happened but really we could be on 10 points this season and that's what I keep telling myself. I just hope they perform against Donegal next Saturday and there's a positive end to the league .

meath1987 (Meath) - Posts: 128 - 19/03/2024 14:42:13    2532156

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Replying To BigJoe14:  "Not the team I would go with, but I think based on the league so far and previous selections in big games, this will more than likely be the 15 that starts against Longford in three weeks if everyone is fit that are due to be fit for that game:

1 Sean Brennan
2 Donal Keogan
3 Ronan Ryan
4 Adam O'Neill
5 Ciarán Caulfield
6 Daragh Campion
7 Sean Coffey
8 Cian McBride
9 Ronan Jones
10 Dáithí McGowan
11 Eoghan Frayne
12 Cathal Hickey
13 Jordan Morris
14 Matthew Costello
15 Shane Walsh

Again, not the best 15 in my opinion, but most likely based on everything so far."
It would be great to see both Ronan Ryan and Jordan Morris back in the team - I think they would benefit from some game time against Donegal if they are fit! I think O'Neill has been very good at full back so could see Ryan in at 4!
I think Shane Walsh needs to be more clinical in his score taking to merit a start - he's missed a lot but I suppose at least he is getting on the end of things!

Royalblufill (Meath) - Posts: 484 - 19/03/2024 14:59:39    2532159

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Replying To meath1987:  "'m trying not to be to critical , the collapse against Cork may well of happened but really we could be on 10 points this season and that's what I keep telling myself. I just hope they perform against Donegal next Saturday and there's a positive end to the league ."
We could be. That's why congratulations on not getting relegated is such a slap in the face to players management and supporters alike

Wtaf (Meath) - Posts: 29 - 19/03/2024 15:07:42    2532165

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Replying To BigJoe14:  "Not the team I would go with, but I think based on the league so far and previous selections in big games, this will more than likely be the 15 that starts against Longford in three weeks if everyone is fit that are due to be fit for that game:

1 Sean Brennan
2 Donal Keogan
3 Ronan Ryan
4 Adam O'Neill
5 Ciarán Caulfield
6 Daragh Campion
7 Sean Coffey
8 Cian McBride
9 Ronan Jones
10 Dáithí McGowan
11 Eoghan Frayne
12 Cathal Hickey
13 Jordan Morris
14 Matthew Costello
15 Shane Walsh

Again, not the best 15 in my opinion, but most likely based on everything so far."
Think you've nailed it there.

Wtaf (Meath) - Posts: 29 - 19/03/2024 15:08:22    2532166

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Very disappointing end to our league campaign not much different from last year hopefully we see more of a improvement in the championship or else it's time to start looking at other options

Meathfor@life (Meath) - Posts: 74 - 19/03/2024 18:36:37    2532220

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Replying To BigJoe14:  "Not the team I would go with, but I think based on the league so far and previous selections in big games, this will more than likely be the 15 that starts against Longford in three weeks if everyone is fit that are due to be fit for that game:

1 Sean Brennan
2 Donal Keogan
3 Ronan Ryan
4 Adam O'Neill
5 Ciarán Caulfield
6 Daragh Campion
7 Sean Coffey
8 Cian McBride
9 Ronan Jones
10 Dáithí McGowan
11 Eoghan Frayne
12 Cathal Hickey
13 Jordan Morris
14 Matthew Costello
15 Shane Walsh

Again, not the best 15 in my opinion, but most likely based on everything so far."
Adam has been terrific at full back and that No.3 jersey belongs to him, I'd be retrofitting Ryan in at 4

LowerHogan (Meath) - Posts: 26 - 19/03/2024 21:46:22    2532252

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Replying To LowerHogan:  "Adam has been terrific at full back and that No.3 jersey belongs to him, I'd be retrofitting Ryan in at 4"
100%. O' Neill is in possession of the no. 3 jersey now

Selwyn (Meath) - Posts: 359 - 20/03/2024 08:22:55    2532282

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Replying To LowerHogan:  "Adam has been terrific at full back and that No.3 jersey belongs to him, I'd be retrofitting Ryan in at 4"
I agree, but I just think the way this management think, they will revert Ronan Ryan to 3 because he played there last year and Adam O'Neill will go to corner back.

BigJoe14 (Meath) - Posts: 938 - 20/03/2024 08:42:26    2532286

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Replying To Meathfor@life:  "Very disappointing end to our league campaign not much different from last year hopefully we see more of a improvement in the championship or else it's time to start looking at other options"
With the way fixtures are falling this weekend, and Louths massive scoring difference against Fermanagh, Meath will end up finishing 3rd from bottom again, with Louth finishing 4th again. The same positions as last year.

BigJoe14 (Meath) - Posts: 938 - 20/03/2024 09:49:52    2532290

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Replying To BigJoe14:  "With the way fixtures are falling this weekend, and Louths massive scoring difference against Fermanagh, Meath will end up finishing 3rd from bottom again, with Louth finishing 4th again. The same positions as last year."
Could indeed end up that way.

Wtaf (Meath) - Posts: 29 - 20/03/2024 16:56:48    2532373

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Replying To LowerHogan:  "Adam has been terrific at full back and that No.3 jersey belongs to him, I'd be retrofitting Ryan in at 4"
Young lad O halloran a 4 hasn't put a foot wrong, he shouldn't lose is place, a natural corner back.

southmeathgael (Meath) - Posts: 897 - 20/03/2024 22:15:46    2532413

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Replying To BigJoe14:  "With the way fixtures are falling this weekend, and Louths massive scoring difference against Fermanagh, Meath will end up finishing 3rd from bottom again, with Louth finishing 4th again. The same positions as last year."
Yeah like I wasn't really expecting us to go up this year but wanted us to at least push Donegal and Armagh for most of the league

Meathfor@life (Meath) - Posts: 74 - 20/03/2024 23:17:23    2532416

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Replying To southmeathgael:  "Young lad O halloran a 4 hasn't put a foot wrong, he shouldn't lose is place, a natural corner back."
He does tick the young player box so that should keep him in the team.

BigJoe14 (Meath) - Posts: 938 - 21/03/2024 07:38:22    2532429

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Replying To southmeathgael:  "Young lad O halloran a 4 hasn't put a foot wrong, he shouldn't lose is place, a natural corner back."
He will also be playing under 20's as well. I'd still have Ronan Ryan in the team when he comes back. The difference between a corner back and full back at county level is very small anyway

LeitrimRoyal99 (Meath) - Posts: 1478 - 21/03/2024 09:25:19    2532444

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Replying To LeitrimRoyal99:  "He will also be playing under 20's as well. I'd still have Ronan Ryan in the team when he comes back. The difference between a corner back and full back at county level is very small anyway"
I think the lads performance needs to be judged on what the opposition done in the Cork game and the full forward line accounted for the majority of Corks scores so " ticking the young player box " doesn't win you game's.

199710 (Meath) - Posts: 120 - 21/03/2024 11:41:52    2532466

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Replying To 199710:  "I think the lads performance needs to be judged on what the opposition done in the Cork game and the full forward line accounted for the majority of Corks scores so " ticking the young player box " doesn't win you game's."
Average conceded in the league is 14 points per game, and that's factoring in the hiding up in Armagh, grant it it could increase by a point or 2 come Saturday evening. Conceding 14 per game should give you a chance of winning most games at our level. Our problems have all been up the other end, both in midfield and forwards. O halloran not there cause he's young, he's there cause he's a very good up and coming corner back, we dont have many. He marked Chris og jones very well in cork game. Oneill was the one that had the toughest time, but he's had a good league. Our defensive unit has been solid throughout.

southmeathgael (Meath) - Posts: 897 - 22/03/2024 07:11:15    2532585

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